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Aqua Fun

AquaFun is a mixture of swimming, gymnastics and dancing. And these are also the basics of synchronised swimming. Find out how to give it a try.

AquaFun is for 7-13 year olds and is all about learning the basics of synchronised swimming.

The focus is on fun and you’ll be able to put your dance moves to good use in the water.

What sort of things will I learn?

The two most important moves that you will be taught in AquaFun are sculling and the eggbeater. These are vital to synchro:

  • Sculls are the hand movements that propel the body and are the most essential part of synchronised swimming.
  • Eggbeater is a form of treading water that allows you to remain stable above the water while leaving the hands free to perform strokes. Swimmers can also perform ‘boosts’, where they use their legs to propel themselves out of the water.
  • To learn lots more about synchro moves visit our Guide to Synchronised Swimming in our Olympic zone

How do I try Aqua Fun?

  • Ask your parents to contact your local pool and find out about Aqua Fun lessons near you.
  • Go to our ASA zone and look for synchro clubs in your area. Then ask your parents to call them and ask about Aqua Fun.
  • Ask your teacher to find out about Aqua Fun.
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